AFC Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe is very happy for youngster Nnamdi Ofoborh as he heads to the under-20 World Cup this summer.
Ofoborh is a part of the Nigeria squad that will take part in the tournament that started on Thursday.
The tournament is being held in Poland with group games against USA and Ukraine following the clash with Qatar for Paul Aigbogun’s Flying Eagles.
Ofoborh, 19, is not the first Cherries midfielder to participate in this event. Lewis Cook captained the England side which won the under-20 World Cup in 2017, but the holders are not involved this time around, failing to qualify after losing a play-off 3-0 against Norway
And his club manager Howe is hoping that it is an experience that will help Ofoborh grow as a player.
The 19-year-old has not made his debut for the senior team, but he has been training with them recently.
Cherries boss Howe told the Daily Echo: “It’s brilliant for him.
“It’s a great experience for him to be involved with his country and to be mixing with the players that he will be.
“He’s an unbelievable lad. Someone that I really, really want to do well.
“He’s got an infectious character, he’s someone that is determined to learn and every day he’s staying out with the coaches to improve his game.
“Hopefully it’s going to go well for him.”
The Flying Eagles play Qatar, the United States of America and Ukraine in that order at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland, with their first game against Qatar in Tychy on 24th May.